Author: Peter Thompson
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2017-02
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Test Structure, General Suggestions, and Specific Advice -- Share The School Psychologist's Guide for the Praxis® Exam, Third Edition -- Section I: Content Review -- Chapter 1: First Test Category: Professional Practices, Practices That Permeate All Aspects of Service Delivery -- Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making -- Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration -- Chapter 2: Second Test Category: Direct and Indirect Services for Children, Families, and Schools -- Domain 1: Academic Interventions and Instructional Supports -- Domain 2: Mental Health Interventions and Related Services -- Chapter 3: Third Test Category: Systems-Level Services -- Domain 1: Schoolwide Practices to Promote Learning -- Domain 2: Prevention and Responsive Services -- Domain 3: Family-School Collaboration Services -- Chapter 4: Fourth Test Category: Foundations of School Psychological Service Delivery -- Domain 1: Diversity in Development and Learning -- Domain 2: Research and Program Evaluation -- Domain 3: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practices -- Chapter 5: Special Content Areas: School Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Concepts -- Section II: Practice Tests -- Note to the Reader -- Practice Test I -- Practice Test II -- Practice Tests: Answers and Explanations -- Bibliography and Resources -- Bibliography -- Resources -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Index
Author: Peter D. Thompson, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.
Author: Rebecca Branstetter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-05-01
A practical and accessible guide for helping school psychologists meet their everyday challenges In this newest addition to the Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" series, popular blogger Rebecca Branstetter offers help for school psychologists who must often travel to multiple school sites, deal with students with severe disabilities, meet with concerned parents, and manage school crises. The book is filled with practical advice, proven strategies, and useful tools, complete with reproducible forms, letters, and checklists for busy professionals. Filled with the tools, strategies, and ideas for school psychologists who must deal with the myriad challenges of working with a diverse group of students, often in multiple locations Another book in the popular Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" Series Rebecca Branstetter is an experienced school psychologist and popular blogger ("Notes from the School Psychologist": studentsgrow.blogspot.com) This vital resource offers a down-to-earth guide for both novice and seasoned school psychologists.
Author: Daniel S. Newman
Release Date: 2013-03-05
If you are a doctoral or non-doctoral student about to begin your internship in school psychology, you may have several questions about the process and what it will involve, and you may even be facing some anxiety about it. If you are a site or university supervisor preparing for the beginning of the internship year, you may be looking for ways to improve the internship experience for your students or for yourself and your fellow supervisors. Newman has used his many years of experience working with interns and field supervisors to create this guide to the school psychology internship process to address these common concerns. He provides a comprehensive overview of the school psychology internship process from start to finish, describing actions that can be taken to promote a high quality, dynamic internship experience. Emphasis is placed on the idea that the internship year is a dynamic and formative experience, not a static event, and that interns and supervisors both must be active planners, coordinators, and shapers of the experience. Each part of the book explores a different phase of the internship, from the first days through job applications and interviews. Helpful and pragmatic tools are included throughout, such as evaluation tools, best practice guidelines, and sample forms. Online resources are also available to complement the book and include reproducible material from the book, videos students can use to practice their interviewing skills, and links to helpful resources.
Author: Dennis M. Ruscello
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-12-03
With approximately 1,400 practice questions – more than any other exam review – this book provides the most complete, reliable preparation available for the PRAXIS II subject assessment examination. Review questions can be selected to match the style and question distribution of the real exam to familiarize you with the examination experience and help you build test-taking confidence. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included.
Author: Barbara Bole Williams
Release Date: 2016-01-22
Barbara Bole Williams and Rosemary Mennuti are back with a thorough update to their essential guide to preparing for and achieving the best score possible on the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Pulling from their years of experience and hands-on involvement in the continued revision of the exam, and presented using their PASS model (Prepare, Assist, Survive, Succeed), these two veteran school psychologists have revised this easy-to-use resource to reflect the most recent exam content, professional standards, as well as the most current practical knowledge for school psychologists. Also included are student test reflections and information on how to obtain and maintain your NCSP credential
In Creating Great Schools, Phillip C. Schlechty—one of the nation’s best-known experts on leadership and change in schools—offers a hands-on primer that will help arm school leaders with the tools they need to buck the system from within. Creating Great Schools shows educational leaders how they can sustain continuous innovation and improvement in order to create truly great schools. Schlechty outlines the six critical systems that define the norms and expressions of the school’s organizational culture¾recruitment and induction, knowledge transmission, power and authority, evaluation, direction, and boundaries¾and shows what it takes to lead effective systemic change in order to sustain new values and direction. The book is filled with effective strategies and offers guidelines for introducing the “disruptive innovations” that are necessary to change the fundamental norms of an educational organization and truly revitalize a school. He offers suggestions for working through the thorny issues that arise from the efforts to introduce new norms and provides school leaders with valuable insights of the critical rules, roles, and relationships in schools.
Author: Thomas J. Kampwirth
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Collaborative Consultation in the Schools and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0134019644. This authoritative book looks at the consultation process as a collaborative, problem-solving endeavor designed to help practitioners assist others in their work with students who have, or are at risk for, behavioral or learning problems. With a focus on having consultants bridge the gap between research and practice in schools, and on striving to initiate evidence-based practices whenever possible, the authors stress providing interventions that are proportional to the student’s needs. They look at how, through data-based systems-change, schools are redistributing their resources along MultiTiered Systems of Support (MTSS) so those in greatest need receive the most intensive help. The premise is that MTSS, which includes Response to Intervention (RtI) and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) requires collaborative consultation to be successful. Throughout the book, numerous activities and video vignettes promote consultation skills. Readers not only read about conducting a problem-solving interview or managing a student in a crisis, they also observe and role-play the consultation skills involved in seeking a successful resolution. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and activities. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. * The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
Author: Stephen Reiss
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Release Date: 2014-09-14
REA's PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics Test Prep with Online Practice Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! Nationwide, more than 4 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps. REA's PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics (5169) test prep is designed to help you master the information on this important exam, bringing you one step closer to being certified to teach middle school math. It's perfect for college students, out-of-state teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach middle school math in states where this exam is required. This study package contains in-depth reviews of all the content categories and topics tested on the PRAXIS II: Middle School Mathematics exam. A pretest and posttest are offered online to help you pinpoint strengths and weaknesses as you study the review chapters. The book includes two full-length practice tests based on actual PRAXIS questions and features every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exam. Two additional practice tests are offered online at the REA Study Center and come with automatic scoring, timed testing conditions, and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day. This test prep is a must-have for anyone prepping for the PRAXIS II: Middle School Math exam!
The School Counselor’s Study Guide for Credentialing Exams is the only study guide on the market based on the ASCA School Counselor Competencies, CACREP Standards, NBCC NCSCE content requirements, and the NCATE and NBPTS Standards. Designed to help users build knowledge and skills that are transferrable to any test format, it can be used to prepare for the NCSCE, Praxis II School Counseling Specialty Exam, NBPTS School Counseling national certification exam, Comprehensive School Counselor Education program exams, and state certification exams for professional school counseling. Each chapter aligns with one of the eight CACREP content areas for school counseling and covers in depth the material necessary to succeed on any of the exams. Also included in each chapter are case scenarios, guided reflection questions, and actual exam practice questions. A full-length practice exam is provided at the end with answers and explanations for correct and incorrect responses. Additional resources include a glossary of important terms and lists of ethical codes and competencies for various school counseling related organizations. Students and professionals seeking a professional school counselor credential will find this to be an invaluable tool in their exam preparation.
A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. New to This Edition*Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards.*Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health.*Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.